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TWU Hosts Second Annual African American Women'

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TWU Hosts Second Annual African American Women's Student Leadership Conference

2/11/03

DENTON — Author Camika Spencer will be the keynote speaker at the Second Annual African American Women's Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the Texas Woman's University Office of Intercultural Services, April 5 on TWU's Denton campus.

The conference will take place from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and includes lunch, dinner and evening entertainment. Conference objectives include challenging African American women to take initiative and form productive and long-lasting support systems, nurture leadership skills through education, recognize and critically assess the advantages and challenges associated with being an African American woman and to educate those outside the African American female population about the unique and varied experiences that impact African American women. The conference is open to all high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students and university faculty and staff regardless of age, race and gender.

Registration is $25 for high school students, $30 for college students and $35 for non-students. The registration deadline is March 15. For information or to register, call (940) 898-3634, e-mail intercultural@twu.edu or visit www.aawslc.org .

Spencer self-published When All Hell Breaks Loose in 1998 and the novel spent four consecutive weeks on the Essence best seller list. Random House/Striver's Row published her second commercial novel, Cubicles, in 2002.

Spencer serves as the development director for the Soul Rep Theatre Company in Dallas, is editor for dallasblack.com and teaches writing in the summers for the Dallas Black Academy of Arts and Letters. She also has been a feature writer for Eclipse magazine and a book reviewer for Mosaic magazine.

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For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu